When a tree is unhealthy, you may look to the natural environment to try to figure out what's going on. Is there a disease or bug attacking it? Is it getting enough water? Is there a soil problem?
While any of those issues, or a combination of them, could lead to a sick tree, trees in urban environments have something more to contend with — us!
For instance, when you mow your lawn, do you mow over surface roots? Are you hitting your tree's trunk while using your string trimmer?
That could be what's behind the sick tree in your Charlotte, NC yard.
Keep reading to learn more about how lawn power tools can hurt your tree and how to protect your tree from damage!